This case covers Frank Whittle's invention of the jet engine. It focuses on Whittle's attempts to interest the government and commercial firms in his ideas. the second part of the case consists largely of M.L. Bramson's Report evaluating Whittle's proposals. On the strength of this report financing was obtained and as such deserves to be studied by all technical people whose duties involve reporting.
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